Submit Your Poems
Get Your Premium Membership


Quote of the Day

Quote Left"The harder you work, the luckier you get."Quote Right

by Gary Player

  |  Comment

Epitaph

Curt Mongold Avatar  Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled Epitaph which was written by poet Curt Mongold. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

Read Poems by Curt Mongold

Best Curt Mongold Poems

+ Fav Poet

Epitaph

   I've seen the clouds that pass me by,
their shadows cross my lonely face,
reflections in a tearful eye,
of happiness, there is no trace.
 
  I've seen the grave upon the hill,
the one that's been reserved for me,
it's just another space to fill,
beneath a tired maple tree.

   I've known the dark-eyed creature, sleep,
that gives me dreams on which to lie,
it takes from me the hours I keep,
a better friend I cannot deny.

   Tormented and sounds set free,
in the twilight of my last breath,
can I retrace my life and see,
the darkened face of my own death?

   I hear the whisper in the gloom,
a hinting voice, a haunting laugh,
from the builder of my tomb,
and author of my epitaph.

   Who is this stranger by my side,
that puts my life upon a shelf?
The truth is something I can't hide,
is that this stranger is myself.

Post Comments

Please Login to post a comment



A comment has not been posted for this poem. Be the first to comment.